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Lupita Nyong'o Confirms Role In Jordan Peele's Next Horror Film Us

It's official: Breakout filmmaker Jordan Peele's upcoming horror pic Us will also be a Black Panther reunion.

Lupita Nyong'o, who played Nakia in Disney and Marvel's box office darling Black Panther, has confirmed her involvement in Us, Peele's next feature film following his directorial debut-turned-global phenomenon Get OutUs already has Black Panther star Winston Duke, who portrayed M'Baku, attached in a lead role. 

The actress made the announcement in a simple post on Twitter, sharing the crisp black-and-white poster for Us with her name etched below an illustration of a couple's silhouettes. Check it out below.

Keeping in line with the hushed atmosphere surrounding the film, Nyong'o didn't add a caption to her post or share any other details about the project. However, we do know that Us will reportedly center on a pair of couples, one black and once white. Nyong'o is thought to play the partner of Duke's character, meant to star opposite The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss as one half of the white couple. (The other party of that pairing has yet to be cast, and it's unclear if the vacant role will be occupied by a man or a woman.) Additionally, the poster's tagline promises that Us will be truly terrifying: "A new nightmare from the mind of Academy Award winner Jordan Peele." 

In the past, Peele was open about his plans to create films he's branding as "social thrillers," movies that curtail genre filmmaking and explore issues like gender, social inequality, and race. He once noted that he has ideas for four of these projects, which will act as "spiritual successors" to Get Out

"I have four other social thrillers that I want to unveil in the next decade," Peele told Business Insider. "The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together. I've been working on these premises about these different social demons, these innately human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each one of my movies is going to be about a different one of these social demons."

Peele will climb back into the director's seat and head to the writers' room for Us. He'll also serve as producer alongside Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko), Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity), and Monkeypaw Pictures' Ian Cooper. 

Us will launch on March 15, 2019, confirming past reports that indicated Peele's next movie would bow in 2019.